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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 36 (Published on: 09/09/2005)

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No.
Ref.
Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

1
0481/05

United Kingdom

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Description: Toy set "The Big Red Plant Pot" Marked "18+ MONTHS"

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Risk of suffocation. Small pieces can be released and swallowed by a child. The toy set does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

2
0482/05

Hungary

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Description: Toy Gun "Air compressor toy gun" (type/model: F338).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. Presented as a toy, the kinetic energy exceeds the allowed values. The toy gun does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

 

3
0483/05

Hungary

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Description: Toy Gun “Super GUN” (type/model: Tactics 205).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. Presented as a toy, the kinetic energy exceeds the allowed values. The toy gun does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

 

4
0484/05

Sweden

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Description: Toy radio "FM radio with earphones" (Type/model: N° 550162)

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. The sound level exceeds the allowed values (109 dB instead of max 90dB) and can damage children’s ears. The toy radio does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

5
0485/05

Austria

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Description: Motorcycle "KTM" - LC4 640 Adventure (Production dates: 2001, 2002, 2003.)

Country of origin: Austria

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Risk of injury. In some unfavourable possible braking circumstances (no accidents reported) the front wheel spokes could break.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

6
0486/05

Hungary

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Description: Novelty lighter “Car lighter” with sounds and flashes effects.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of burns and fire. The lighter is attractive to children due to the lighting and sound effect. It is not evident where the flame will come out and can accidentally ignite by a child playing with it. The lighters do not comply with the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

 

7
0487/05

Hungary

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Description: Childcare feeding bottle "Little spirit", with teat

Country of origin: China


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Chemical risk. The teat contains forbidden plastic softener (DEHP 31.0 g/100g).

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited and withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.  

 

8
0488/05

The Netherlands

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Description: Household product rubber solution tube contained in bicycle repair kits. "Repair set" Brand: a) Wibra Bicycle repair set; b) Arrow Tools Bicycle repair set. Type/number of model: a) N° 1418.0048; EAN 2014180048002; b) UP 100/25; 6547892115664.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical risk. The rubber solution contains excessive quantities of benzene (95%) instead of the maximum permitted level in consumer products of 0,1%. In case of skin contact and inhalation the substance is classified as carcinogenic (cat. 1) and mutagenic (cat. 2). The repair sets do not comply with the Directive on dangerous substances and preparations.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

9
0489/05

Ireland

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Description: Cosmetic skin bleaching "Clear Essence Skin Smoothing crème - Skin Lightening cream" (Type/model: Batch N° 040112-1) Cream labelled as "Hydroquinone free".

Country of origin: Canada


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Chemical risk. Despite its labelling the cream contains 2,95 % of hydroquinone, which poses health risks if used in skin products.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

 

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0490/05

Ireland

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Description: Cosmetic skin bleaching "Clear Essence Medicated Fade Crème with Sunscreen - Skin Lightening cream" (Type/model: Lot N° 050217-2) Bleaching cream labelled as containing 2% of hydroquinone.

Country of origin: Canada


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Chemical risk. Despite its labelling the cream contains 3,2 % of hydroquinone, which poses health risks if used in skin products.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

 

11
0491/05

Hungary

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Description: Toy Gun "Stars" (type/model: P838).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. Presented as a toy, the kinetic energy exceeds the allowed values. The toy gun does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

 

12
0492/05

Ireland

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Description: Free-standing wood hammock Bridgewater Brand: a) Homebase Ltd b) Argos Ltd. (type/model: a) N° 342997; b) 6522386.)

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. The wooden frame can break causing the fall of the user who can be hit by the broken wooden frame. +/- 30 incidents recorded.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

13
0493/05

Greece

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Description: Car vehicle Hyundai Tucson-JM. Type/model: Frames from KMHJM81VP5U165078 to KMHJN81VP5U212769 and production dates from 29.03.2005 to 20.05.2005.

Country of origin: South Korea

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Risk of injury. Lack of jamming of hand-brake ratchet after a period of usage.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

(*)

Enforcement is a top priority of the EU Consumer Policy Strategy 2007-2013. Both measures leading to RAPEX notifications and measures which come to the attention of the Commission and other Member States as reactionsare indications of enforcement activity in the Member State concerned.

In order to give a better view on the overall level of enforcement, including the follow-up activities of the national market surveillance authorities, the Commission RAPEX team has decided to publish on the RAPEX website also the names of the countries that have found the notified product on their market and have taken appropriate measures (and have submitted a reaction to a RAPEX notification as a consequence).

Information about the reacting countries is available in the RAPEX weekly overviews in the column 'Products were found and measures were taken also in'. The Commission RAPEX team will publish reactions sent (from May2009 onwards) to 2009 RAPEX notifications.

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to a risk for consumer health and safety


IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that proprietary brands, designs and logos that appear in this listing may have been used in violation of intellectual property rights and thus without the legitimate owner's knowledge and/or permission.


Disclaimer - EN

The official contact points of the Member and EFTA-EEA States provide the information published in these weekly overviews. Under the terms of Annex II.10 to the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) responsibility for the information provided lies with the notifying party. The Commission does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.

Disclaimer - DE

Die in dieser wöchentlichen Übersicht veröffentlichten Informationen wurden von den offiziellen Kontaktstellen der EU- und EFTA-EWR-Mitgliedstaaten mitgeteilt. Gem äß Anhang II Ziffer 10 der Richtlinie über allgemeine Produktsicherheit (2001/95/EG) ist der meldende Mitgliedstaat für die mitgeteilten Informationen verantwortlich. Die Kommission übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Korrektheit der bereitgestellten Informationen.

Disclaimer - FR

Les informations publiées dans les rapports hebdomadaires sont fournies par les points de contact officiels des États membres de l'UE et de l'AELE/EEE. Au titre de l'annexe II.10 de la directive relative à la sécurité générale des produits(2001/95/CE), la responsabilité des informations fournies incombe à la seule partie notifiante. La Commission décline toute responsabilité quant à l'exactitude des informations fournies.

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http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_en.htm

Downloading and reproduction for non-commercial or commercial redissemination of any textual and photographic material contained in the RAPEX notifications are subject to prior permission.

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